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Planning Boundary Walls and Fences

survey pegIt is important to check the boundary walls and fences policy with your local authority, before you erect your boundary wall, or you might be saddled with penalties and fines, and the possibility of having to tear down your boundary fences.  It is ultimately up to them what you can, and cannot do, as regards your boundary walls.

Boundary walls are one of the most controversial topics facing home owners.  Two very important issues are the position of boundary walls, and the ownership of them. All properties are surveyed and pegged when land is zoned for residential use. 

Generally the pegs are removed as soon as the land is built on, that is why it is important to ensure that the boundary walls and fences are correctly positioned from the start. It may be necessary to get a land surveyor to resurvey the property, if there is a dispute between neighbours over the positioning of the boundary fences.  The land surveyor will resurvey the property according to the official diagram that is lodged with the Surveyor General in Pretoria.

surveyorcheckingwallsYou are allowed to erect a boundary fence on your own property.  This does not only apply to the fence or wall, but also to the foundations which would be wider and longer than the wall itself.   Then the structure will belong to you. On the other hand, if you and your neighbour share the cost, then the structure should be erected so that it is on both properties.

If the wall belongs to you only, the law will protect the structure, should your neighbour decide to dig down next to your wall on their side, especially if it is likely to wash away the earth when there are heavy rains.  If the neighbour wants to do some sort of excavation next to your fence or wall, they would have to erect a retaining wall which would require plans being submitted for approval.

It is always best to check with your local authority as regards the height of the walls to avoid later problems.  Generally walls are allowed up to 1.8m without a plan having to be submitted, as it would be regarded as minor building work.  Some authorities do allow up to 2.1m, but it is better to be safe than sorry, so take the time to find out exactly what it allowed, as regards height and type of walling, and security features allowed.

If you need more information, would like to discuss your requirements, or would like a free quotation, please do not hesitate to contact us today.

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Crime Prevention Roller Barrier Wall Topping

child climbing fenceIf you are in need of an anti-climb barrier that is child proof, yet will protect your property from unwanted people climbing over your fence, then a “Roller Barrier” is the ideal solution.

The Roller Barrier System consists of unbreakable roller cups, which are flame retardant, threaded onto a central shaft, supported at intervals by fixing brackets. The cups are too large to get a grip and rotate freely and independently on the shaft, thus forming an unstable barrier which is extremely difficult to climb over.

The Roller Barrier works effectively at:

1.    Keeping unwanted people out of your property
2.    Is impossible to grasp to get a handhold to climb
3.    Spinning action makes sure it can’t be climbed over

Climb Prevention RollerCrime prevention Roller Barriers can be used extensively to protect your property, you can even have a double row if your wall height is a bit low.  You can install on walls, gates, to keep intruders from climbing onto your roof, and feel more secure.

Not only are they grip proof, should anyone try to climb over, the alarm will go off and alert you to a possible intrusion.  This is a safe way to keep children and pets inside your property, while keeping possible intruders outside.

It is a great way to secure areas you are not sure of, where a ladder or other means to climb over is possible, and ensures that your property is safe for your family’s protection.

Please feel free to contact us for a free quotation, or to discuss your requirements to keep your property safe.

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Ornamental Security Gates

automatic-gate A driveway gate is one of the first things a visitor will see when coming to your home or business. Your gates should accurately reflect your style and taste.

Although you may have varying reasons for installing a residential or business premise security gate, you should choose the right one for your specific needs.

The majority of property owners are aware of the protection benefits of a driveway gate. You can choose whether you want a plain gate or an ornamental security gate.

An ornamental security gate has the added advantagte that it will raise the value of the property, bewrought iron gatessides adding a decorative touch.  It is a good idea to get expert advice from a professional before making a final decision.

The installation of controlled security gates has moved up a notch since becoming more high-tech, which gives the owner more control over who enters their property.

Whichever you choose, plain or decorative, keep in mind the image you wish to portray to others, whether purely protective, or with that extra decorative touch.

Whichever you choose, the number one priority should always be safety, security, reliability and ease of access. Consult a professional for guidence and advice, so that the money you spend is well invested.

Contact Country Wide Walling and we will give you a free quotation to create and install your security gate.

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Repainting Palisade Fencing

Repainting Pallisade Fencing

STEP 1: Remove peeling paint with Plascon RemovALL All Purpose Paint Remover. Rust can be treated by using Polycell End Rust to create an impervious film on the metal. Please note that a rust remover/converter should not be used on galvanised iron.

STEP 2: Wash the fence with Plascon Metalcare Waterbased Degreaser and rinse well with clean water. Allow to dry.

STEP 3: Prime the fence with Plascon Metalcare Waterbased Primer for an extremely high performance barrier against rust

STEP 4: Finish your fence off with 2 coats of Plascon Waterbased Enamel for a durable, long-lasting, and chalk-resistant finish. Plascon Waterbased Enamel is available in a wide range of tinted colours.

If you have any queries, or would like a free quotation, please contact Country Wide Walling

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5 Advantages Of Steel Security Gates

steel palisade gate

Understanding the benefits of steel security gates will help you decide whether they suit your purpose for your home. 

1.   Security

Using steel security gates is an ideal way to make your home safer and also precenting unwanted people from entering your property.  It is a good way to give you more control as you can operate them from inside your home with the help of a camera and buzzer.  In this way you can decide who to allow to enter your property. 

2.   Parking 

If you make use of steel security gates with access control it will help you to ensure that people do not use your propery as a parking space, which would prevent you from using it, especially if you have a large amount of property.  

3.   Safety

Steel Security Gates

It is even more relevant to have steel security gates if you have a garden, as it will help to create a safer space for children or dogs to prevent them wandering out into the road and being run over or lost.   It will prevent stray animals from entering your property, and also unwelcome intruders.
It has huge safety benefits.

4.   Deterrent

Besides the obvious benefit that steel security gates provide in preventing intruders from gaining access to your home, they will also act as a deterrent. An imposing set of steel gates can be enough to make a criminal think twice about attempting to burgle your home because it will prove too difficult to get in and out.    

5.   Maintenance

Steel security gates are stronger than other types of gate, such as those made of wood, as they will last much longer.

Steel security gates do not require a lot of maintenance, as they can be cleaned of debris and insects with a cloth and any household cleaner.

It is also a good habit to check latches and hinges regularly for any signs of rust.

The security of your home and family is a priority, therefore you should always choose the best method of protecting them.

Please contact Country Wide Walling with any queries or for more information, or a free quotation.

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We had our Concrete Palisade Fencing Erected by Country Wide Walling in July 2015. Although our fence was only 235m long, we were still treated as if we were one of their top clients. Service, efficiency and cleanliness were a priority for me, and Country Wide Walling delivered in all these aspects. If you want the best concrete palisade fencing company in the industry, then Country Wide Walling is the right fencing company for your walling projects.

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